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What are the top kite spots in Sri Lanka?

Are you planning to travel to Sri Lanka and do you want to know what are the main kitesurfing spots around? In this post you are going to find some of the best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka. All the west coast in Sri Lanka is windy during 9 months of the year. However, the wind direction is different depending on the season.  That is why while some spots are good in winter time, some other spots are good only during summer time.  Some other spots are ok to kite during both seasons:

Where to kite in Sri Lanka during summer time? What are the main kitesurfing spots in summer?

  • Kalpitiya lagoon: this is the main kitesurfing spot in Sri Lanka

  • Dream spot: Located in the Dutch Bay, only 15 min from Kalpitiya (you have to go by boat)

  • Donkey Point: In order to the get to the dream spot you have to go to Kandakuliya town. Here you can kite in the sea. You are not going to find very good waives but it is worthy to go to catch the best wind in Kalpitiya

  • Kappaladi lagoon. Small lagoon with very steady wind. There are some kite schools

  • Vella island: best kite spot in Sri Lanka. If you come for kitesurfing to kalpitiya you cannot miss this spot. Vella island is a very long island with super flat water

  • Ippantivu island: this small island is located in Puttalam lagoon. Sometimes the wind could be stronger than in kalpitiya

Where to kite during winter time? What are the main kitesurfing spots in winter?

  • Kalpitiya lagoon

  • Dream spot

  • Vella island

  • Navy Point: this is the perfect spot to go in winter time. The Navy Point is located at the end of the Dutch Bay and it is a huge pool of flat water. From the Navy Point it is worthy to go downwind to the Dram spot or even to Kalpitiya


There are other kitesurfing spots in the south coast and the east coast of Sri Lanka with no so consistent wind, however I would like to mention too. Arugam Bay for example, is very known as a surfing destiny but you can do kite in Arugam Bay too depending on the day. In south also, you can kite in beaches like Matara, where during some days in spring time and summer time it is very windy.

Find out more about the top kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka!

¿How strong is the wind in Sri Lanka?

In summer time there is always wind except in full moon (the wind normally stops 3-4 days before and after the full moon). Apart from these days, the wind normally rises to 20 knots. In winter time the wind rises to 16 knots normally. However, in winter there is a thermal wind which it is very steady and very good for kitesurfing

Don´t think anymore and start planning your next kitesurfing trip to Sri Lanka! There are many interesting spots to kite and I am pretty sure it will be an unforgettable kite trip